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Giovanni B. Tresso: Mirrors
July 1 @ 11:00 AM - July 21 @ 6:00 PM
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce Giovanni Tresso: Mirrors, a Story of 7 Portraits, the artist’s inaugural solo exhibition in New York, presenting a collection of seven large-scale commissioned portraits.
The seven captivating faces portrayed by Tresso are his lifelong friends, who have traversed the tapestry of life alongside him. Born in the same year, in their homeland, they grew up together, experiencing the pivotal milestones that shape the course of one’s existence. From their first steps in elementary school to the uncertainties of adolescence, Tresso’s narrative unfolds with a mesmerizing blend of nostalgia and familiarity.
Through Tresso’s artistry, the essence of each friend is captured with profound authenticity. Blending photography and painting, the artist painstakingly captures countless images of his subjects, aiming to uncover the raw truth that lies within. As he establishes an intimate connection with each individual, their souls are laid bare on the canvas, free from any filters or pretenses. The resulting portraits reveal not only the physical features but also the intricate layers of their personalities, immortalizing their essence for eternity.
“I am a thief, a thief of moments,” Tresso admits. “I steal those in which the truth of a face is kept and I hand them over to the future where […] anyone can sense the essence of who the person was, the dreams, thoughts, emotions, longings, anxieties, and hopes, summed up in the expression of a glance, an instant worth eternity.”
Exhibition Dates: July 1 – July 21, 2023
Reception: July 6, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th, New York, NY 10001
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years, Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.